Tag Archives: East Asia

Travel Views: Tokyo – Capital Of Japan (4K)

Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is known for its towering gate and surrounding woods. The Imperial Palace sits amid large public gardens. The city’s many museums offer exhibits ranging from classical art (in the Tokyo National Museum) to a reconstructed kabuki theater (in the Edo-Tokyo Museum). 

Island Views: Amami Oshima – Japan (8K)

Amami Oshima in located between Kyushu and Okinawa. The island is covered with subtropical rain forests and has high biodiversity value. In July 2021, Amami Oshima along with Tokunoshima Island, Northern part of Okinawa Island, and Iriomote Island were registered as the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Views: Goat Herding With Drones & Smartphones In Inner Mongolia (Video)

Troubled by his missing goat, Hu-Chun, a herder living in the steppes of Inner Mongolia, embarks on a journey to bring Ghalatar back into the fold. With a smartphone in hand and a motorcycle as his faithful steed, Hu-Chun traverses the mountain and desert plains herding around 500 goats. As a college-educated man who has returned from the city to continue his family’s agricultural way of life, Hu-Chun is part of a new generation of Mongolian herders embracing technology and a traditional lifestyle. He has also installed a 360-degree camera on top of a hill to monitor the precipitous terrain surrounding his home… continue reading on https://o6g7.app.link/kCWWETUZ1ib

Books: ‘Contemporary Japanese Architecture’

The contemporary architecture of Japan has long been among the most inventive in the world, recognized for sustainability and infinite creativity. No fewer than seven Japanese architects have won the Pritzker Prize.

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Since Osaka World Expo ’70 brought contemporary forms center stage, Japan has been a key player in global architecture. With his intentionally limited vocabulary of geometric forms, Tadao Ando has since then put Japanese building on the world’s cultural map, establishing a bridge between East and West. In the wake of Ando’s mostly concrete buildings, figures like Kengo Kuma (Japan National Stadium intended for the Olympic Games, originally planned for 2020), Shigeru Ban (Mount Fuji World Heritage Center), and Kazuyo Sejima (Kanazawa Museum of 21st Century Art of Contemporary Art) pioneered a more sustainable approach. Younger generations have successfully developed new directions in Japanese architecture that are in harmony with nature and connected to traditional building. Rather than planning on the drawing board, the architects presented in this collection stand out for their endless search for forms, truly reacting on their environment.

Presenting the latest in Japanese building, this book reveals how this unique creativity is a fruit of Japan’s very particular situation that includes high population density, a modern, efficient economy, a long history, and the continual presence of disasters in the form of earthquakes. Accepting ambiguity, as seen in the evanescent reflections of Sejima’s Kanazawa Museum, or constant change and the threat of catastrophe is a key to understanding what makes Japanese architecture different from that of Europe or America.

This XL-sized book highlights 39 architects and 55 exceptional projects by Japanese masters—from Tadao Ando’s Shanghai Poly Theater, Shigeru Ban’s concert hall La Seine Musical, SANAA’S Grace Farms, Fumihiko Maki’s 4 World Trade Center, to Takashi Suo’s much smaller sustainable dental clinic. Each project is introduced with photos, original floor plans and technical drawings, as well as insightful descriptions and brief biographies. An elaborate essay traces the country’s building scene from the Metabolists to today and shows how the interaction of past, present, and future has earned contemporary Japanese architecture worldwide recognition.

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8K Views: Otobe, Island Of Hokkaido, Japan (Video)

Otobe is a town located in the southwest of Hokkaido with a population of approximately 3,500. Otobe is rich in nature and has magnificent landscape such as Tate-no-Misaki, (chalk-white cliff known as the “Grand Canyon of the East) and Shirafura Coast (meaning white slope land in Ainu Language)SHOW LESS

Wildlife: Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys Of China

Meet China’s most affectionate and vocal monkeys in the remote, seasonal forests of Central China. Follow the journey of a baby Golden snub-nosed monkey during the first year of her life as she learns all about her forest home and battles the elements to survive.

The golden snub-nosed monkey is an Old World monkey in the subfamily Colobinae. It is endemic to a small area in temperate, mountainous forests of central and Southwest China. They inhabit these mountainous forests of Southwestern China at elevations of 1,500–3,400 m above sea level.

Walks: Xiasi Ancient Town On Qingjiang River, China

Xiasi Ancient Town is located in Majiang County , Qiandongnan Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou Province. Sitting on the bank of Qingjiang River, Xiasi Ancient Town is a well-protected water town with ancient jetty which was once an important stop on the Tea-Horse Ancient Road in ancient time

Video timeline: 0:00 Intro 0:57 Walking In the Xiasi Ancient Town 31:39 The Riverside 43:11 The Special moments 47:17 Kaili High Speed Train Station

What to see?

Xiasi Ancient Town ,a home of Miao, Yaolao and She ethnic minorities, attrscts tourists because of its beautiful natural scenery, cultural & historic attractions. The major must-see places are Yangming Academy, Huangmu Museum, Ziku Pagoda, and Lusheng Square. Houses and buildings in the ancient town were built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911), which are preserved well with South China’s architecture style. Walking around the town, you can enjoy the view of Qingjiang River that will make you have an amazing trip. The beauty of the old town is simple but it is a pleasant experience. Stopping between the bridges on the riverside, thinking about the ancient times, sharing this relaxation with colleagues and friends, and adding a leisurely pleasure to the stressful work, is a wonderful enjoyment. The old town of Xiasi was built on the Qingshui River. The old town was very old, and now it has been renovated by the government. It is a bridge. First, it is the huge archway of Xiasi ancient town, with four big words, “Xiasi ancient town” standing.

Views: The Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine – Japan (5K)

Daimonzaka is a slope located in Nachikatsuura Town, Wakayama Prefecture, and is the approach to Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine. The course from Daimonzaka to Nachi Taisha is easy to walk and easily accessible from the station, and is popular with tourists visiting Nachikatsuura.

00:00 タイトル(Title) 00:13 大門坂(Daimonzaka Slope) 02:06 夫婦杉(Meoto-Sugi 800-year-old Husband and Wife cedar trees) 02:45 熊野古道(Kumano Kodo) 05:25 那智の滝周辺(Around Nachi Falls) 05:51 那智の滝(Nachi Falls) 07:49 石畳の古道(Cobblestone old road) 09:03 三重塔(Three-storied pagoda) 09:30 青岸渡寺(Seigantoji Temple) 10:44 那智大社参道(The approach to Nachi Taisha Shrine) 11:58 那智大社(Nachi Taisha Shrine)